FileVersionInfo.LegalCopyright Property


The .NET API Reference documentation has a new home. Visit the .NET API Browser on to see the new experience.

Gets all copyright notices that apply to the specified file.

Namespace:   System.Diagnostics
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public string LegalCopyright { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The copyright notices that apply to the specified file.

This should include the full text of all notices, legal symbols, copyright dates, and so on or null if the file did not contain version information.

The following example calls GetVersionInfo to get the FileVersionInfo for the Notepad. Then it prints the LegalCopyright in a text box. This code assumes textBox1 has been instantiated.

private void GetCopyright()
    // Get the file version for the notepad.
    FileVersionInfo myFileVersionInfo =
        FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(Environment.SystemDirectory + "\\Notepad.exe");

    // Print the copyright notice.
    textBox1.Text = "Copyright notice: " + myFileVersionInfo.LegalCopyright;

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Return to top